This being our last year in the DC area (unless we are strangely surprised) we feel the impetus to see and do in the area. I emailed Senator Jeff Sessions's office (we are still Alabama residents) to arrange a tour of the Capitol and the White House this fall. Today was the Capitol tour and it was very informative, and yes, very stirring for the patriotic juices. I mean, we have an amazing heritage...amazing. At the same time patriotic fervor stirred my soul, I felt a sadness at how far we've strayed as a nation....but that I won't go into here. Maybe later.
Here's the crew! We metroed in- always a highlight for the kids. In fact, they could probably just skip the whole historical tour thing and only ride the metro.
The Capitol is a veritable treasure trove of statues. Each state has sent two statues of their important historical figures, and they are sprinkled throughout the building. Here is one from Alabama; Helen Keller.
Looking up inside the original House chamber.
The beautiful rotunda
This white spot is the exact center of Washington, DC, based on the architect's plans. Neato!
This statue is a replica of the one on the top of the dome. The Statue of Freedom. Maybe she is Lady Liberty's sis.